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post #1 of 6 Old 04-05-2010, 09:38 AM Thread Starter Rookie
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Lift and level

I need some advice, I have a 2010 F350 4w Diesel, I want to level the truck out and lift it about 2 to 2 and Im not having any luck getting answers on what the best way and the best kits to use with out breaking the bank!! Any ideas?
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The best and cheapest way IMO is the use of an aluminum puck that goes between the front axle and the spring cup. You can buy a 2" kit on e-Bay from Summit Engineering for $50.00 shipped. I had a 1 1/2" one on my F250 before I got the lift. It was nicely made.

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Cheapest yes best your kidding right..
You will need a Castor set shims to regain the lost Castor from the lift.
Longer shocks or extensions
Adj track bar to relocate the axle as it will shift 1/2-3/4" per 2" of lift..its Geometry so no arguments from those who never took advanced math.

Best..get a quality kit with longer better riding springs and the parts required to do this correctly: Icon, RCD, Bilstein etc.

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We offer a few different leveling systems:
2008-2010 F250/F350 SRW 4wd - Truck Toyz Store

The best riding will be the Icon.
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Definitely do the Icon leveling kit!!


2011 F-350 4X4 Dually Lariat pulling a 2010 Sierra 355QBQ 5er -- Pic of Both

--- Sold - '01 F350, 8" lift, 38s --- Sold - '08 F-350 Leveled on 35s
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I have an ICON kit and love it.

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